The Meyerhoff Scholars Program has been at the forefront of efforts to increase diversity among future leaders in science, engineering, and related fields. The UMBC Meyerhoff family is now more than 1400 strong with over 1100 alumni across the nation, which includes over 300 students enrolled in graduate and professional programs.

The program’s success is built on the premise that, among like-minded students who work closely together, positive energy is contagious. By assembling such a high concentration of high-achieving students in a tightly knit learning community, students continually inspire one another to do more and better.

The program has been recognized by the National Science Foundation and The New York Times as a national model. Scores of representatives from federal agencies, campuses, and corporations across the country have visited UMBC’s campus to learn more about the program’s success. The College Board’s National Task Force on Minority High Achievement praised the Meyerhoff Scholars Program as an example that could provide broader educational lessons.

Recent Submissions

  • From Exclusion to Opportunity 

    PALACIOS, VINCENT; TATUM, LAURA; COOPER, NATALIA; ANEJA, SIDDHARTHA (Georgetown Center on Poverty and Inequality, 2022-08-24)
    A four-year postsecondary degree offers opportunities for a higher income and upward economic mobility. However, postsecondary education—historically inaccessible to people of color and women—also plays a key role in ...
  • Catherine Clarke Fenselau 

    Unknown author
    Catherine Clarke Fenselau (born 15 April 1939) is an American scientist who was the first trained mass spectrometrist on the faculty of an American medical school; she joined Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in 1968. She ...
  • Keeping Black students in STEM 

    Suran, Melissa (Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 2021-06-08)
  • Activity Dependent Modulation of Granule Cell Survival in the Accessory Olfactory Bulb at Puberty 

    Oboti, Livio; Trova, Sara; Schellino, Roberta; Marraudino, Marilena; Harris, Natalie R.; Abiona, Olubukola M.; Stampar, Mojca; Lin, Weihong; Peretto, Paolo (Frontiers Media, 2020-05-23)
    The vomeronasal system (VNS) is specialized in the detection of salient chemical cues triggering social and neuroendocrine responses. Such responses are not always stereotyped, instead, they vary depending on age, sex, and ...
  • Design of materials for IR detectors using high Z elements for high energy radiation environment 

    Saraf, Sonali; Cooper, Christopher; Su, Ching Hua; Choa, Fow-Sen; Arnold, Bradley; Cullum, Brian; Sachs, David; DiPaula, Philip; Singh, N. B. (SPIE, 2019-05-13)
    There is a strong need for rad hard and high operating temperature IR detectors for space environment. Heavy metal Selenides (high Z and large density) have been investigated for more than half century for high operating ...
  • 4 pillars of college success in science 

    Hrabowski, Freeman (TED Conferences, LLC, 2013-02)
    At age 12, Freeman Hrabowski marched with Martin Luther King. Now he's president of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC), where he works to create an environment that helps under-represented students -- ...
  • Replicating Meyerhoff for inclusive excellence in STEM 

    Sto. Domingo, Mariano R.; Sharp, Starlette; Freeman, Amy; Freeman Jr., Thomas; Freeman, Thomas, Jr.; Harmon, Keith; Wiggs, Mitsue; Sathy, Viji; Panter, Abigail T.; Oseguera, Leticia; Sun, Shuyan; Williams, Mary Elizabeth; Templeton, Joseph; Folt, Carol L.; Barron, Eric J.; Hrabowski III, Freeman A.; Maton, Kenneth I.; Crimmins, Michael; Fisher, Charles R.; Summers, Michael F. (American Association for the Advancement of Science, 2019-04-26)